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I Went Walking

By Sue Williams, Julie Vivas (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 32 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 January 1900
A young child goes for a walk and discovers a colorful parade of animals along the way. "What a charmer. . . . An excellent story hour choice."--"Booklist"

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This Australian import presents a repetitive rhyme that will be appreciated most by the very young. A boy takes a walk and encounters a variety of animals: ``I went walking / What did I see? / I saw a black cat / Looking at me.'' The cat follows him, as do all of the other animals he meets: a brown horse, a red cow, a green duck, a pink pig and a yellow dog. Finally the child is leading a veritable parade of animals. Although Williams's text is not particularly imaginative, the book receives spark from Vivas's illustrations. Each time the question is posed, she offers a partial glimpse of the animal, which is not shown in its entirety until the following page. Thus the story becomes a kind of guessing game that little ones will enjoy playing again and again. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)

A worthy successor to Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear , What Do You See? (Holt, 1983). With its patterned response to the title, ``What did you see?,'' and the accompanying lead-in picture showing part of a farmyard animal, this book immediately draws children into the story. The lively, unspoken storyline of a shock-headed toddler playing silly games with the animals he meets and gradually shedding his shoes, socks, and jacket fills out the spare text for beginning readers. The accumulating line of animals marching in wild sweeping patterns across the page gives viewers a bouncy, flowing experience from page to page. With only six animals, the story is brief; the watercolors, while predominantly realistic in tone and anatomical detail, have an exaggerated roundness and glow that give a fanciful turn to the naming story. The animals and toddler become progressively more animated, until story's end, which features a two-page, wordless spread reminiscent of Max's ``wild rumpus'' in Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are . The focus on the pages is clearly on the short text and the characters, making for a simple yet active experience for beginning readers and very young listeners. --Ruth K. MacDonald, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

"What a charmer. . . . An excellent story hour choice."--Booklist What a charmer. . . . An excellent story hour choice. --Booklist"

EAN: 9780152380113
ISBN: 0152380116
Publisher: Harcourt Brace International
Dimensions: 25.1 x 26.57 x 0.3 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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"I Went Walking" is a very good little children's book. The illustrations are nice and clear and are against a white background to make them even clearer. The story is simple but the rhymes are good to say and the book seems to entertain my daughter easily enough. Recommended for very young children in particular.

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